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Poster: Compsurfah_Too Date: Aug 30, 2007 4:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Fillmore West - Feb/Mar 1969

Which show was best...?

My favorite is 1969-03-02, because Set I is simply brilliant from beginning to end.Of course I was too busy being born 3/2 to make the show.

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Poster: Compsurfah_Too Date: Aug 30, 2007 1:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Fillmore West - Feb/Mar 1969

All 4 nights are great, yes, though partial to my 3/2/69 birth-day show... Darkstar, Set I opener.

I just recently found my copies of the 4 shows that I had been very lucky to DL for my own personal and non-commercial use. I got them prior to the shows being removed before the box-set was sold in limited release. All four are the Archive versions, scratch, hiss, and all... but still listenable.

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Aug 30, 2007 2:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Fillmore West - Feb/Mar 1969

speaking of god, he was born august 1 1942, and died august 9, 1995.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 30, 2007 2:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Fillmore West - Feb/Mar 1969

were/are you a spinner? apparently jer was cool w/ that so long as they weren't bringing out the nails and cross.

the way things are going, lord they're gonna crucify me...

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Aug 30, 2007 5:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Fillmore West - Feb/Mar 1969

Not to be Christian about it, but that's like asking which of the four gospels is best--one can have one's personal favorites, but the least is still pretty amazing.

So you like John. Grate stuff indeed, other than IMO the weakest TOO of the run.

I think 2-28 (Mark?) beats the others by a nose, with a tight first set including a better Dew than 3-2's rather ragged one, a more meditative Dark Star than 3-2's more intense one, the best Eleven I've ever heard, the 2nd best TOO of the run (behind 3-1), and an Alligator>Caution that is shorter than 3-2's and not so full-barreled confident but has some interesting complexities.

But what a choice to have to make! Here's an even more agonizing (senseless?) question: which night do you think is the least of the four? I can't even!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 30, 2007 8:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Fillmore West - Feb/Mar 1969

I understand the analogy, but the underlying assumption there are only four gospels is misplaced....

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Aug 30, 2007 10:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Fillmore West - Feb/Mar 1969

What, you a gnostic or something? :)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 30, 2007 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Fillmore West - Feb/Mar 1969

I do tend to lean that way - I've had serious issues/problems ever since the Council of Nicea

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Aug 30, 2007 10:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Fillmore West - Feb/Mar 1969

What, you're an Arian too? But if the Son isn't coeternal with the Father, the incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection lose much of their salvific power!

In all seriousness, a great treatment of the development of Christian doctrine is J.N.D. Kelly's Early Christian Doctrines:

http://www.amazon.com/Early-Christian-Doctrines-J-Kelly/dp/006064334X

For my money, the early church made the right choices doctrinally, including when they rejected Gnostic ideas.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 30, 2007 11:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Fillmore West - Feb/Mar 1969

Thanks for the link - I love reading that type of stuff

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Poster: waynecs Date: Aug 30, 2007 11:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Fillmore West - Feb/Mar 1969

i personally lean toward 2/27 but that's really splitting hairs,you can hardly go wromg with those 4 nights.